What is MCNS?
A winter night shelter hosted by the churches in Molesey. Working with other local organisations to provide homeless people of Elmbridge a place for the evenings and nights of the coldest months.
The story so far
In February 2019 MCNS set up air mattresses and sleeping bags across 3 different church halls in Molesey. They provided emergency accommodation for 9 people over the next few months, 4 nights a week.
An incredible team of volunteers ensured that every night they were open there was a lovingly prepared homemade meal and good conversation and company. Guests described their experience at the night shelter as one which made them feel like they weren’t homeless and made them feel as though they were part of a family.
What’s the plan?
The dream is to be able to run throughout the year, so that no-one in Elmbridge has to sleep outside. For now, the plan is to run from September 30th 2019, to March 29th 2020, every night of the week. It’s a huge step up, but that’s the next target.
How can I help?
To make it happen will require help and an even bigger team than before.
There are a few ways to get involved. The most crucial being to volunteer for shifts at the night shelter.
You can volunteer for one of three shifts:
Evening 6.30 – 10pm, Overnight 10pm – 6am, Morning 6 – 8am
These shifts are covered on an ad hoc basis and volunteers are not asked to commit to any regular shift patterns – unless of course they’d like to.
Also many homemade meals will need to be provided for our evenings and mornings.
How do I find out more
The best way to talk about how you can get involved is to send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org